Far from the Madding Crowd, Alsace / Lorraine and the Vosges Mountains
By - Spinner
Motorhomers usually fall into two categories, planners or point and goers. In reality, most of us are somewhere in between, we have an overall plan but nothing is booked or set in stone. France, with its diverse landscape and climate, offers the traveller a plethora of chill out places to visit and because of the fantastic aires little planning is needed. The Vosges in North Eastern France is one of those. Over the centuries this bit of land has been a pawn between France and Germany and, therefore, the culture, architecture and the people reflect this in their outlook and language. The Vosges Mountains reach their highest point with the Grand Ballon, at an altitude of 1424 m. They stretch along the left bank of the Rhine, facing Germany, covering a distance of 250 km, skiing, hiking, and kayaking are all available and easily accessible to the motorhomer.
Little Venice, Colmar
Colmar in the department of the Haut-Rhin is a town of half-timbered buildings with cobbled streets intersected by canals.
The so called capital of Alsace, Colmar, is only 440 miles from Calais. For those of you who like to crack on, then with an early crossing this can be done in a day and toll free if you go via Belgium and Luxembourg. However, for those whose mantra is “it’s all about the journey” then there are some excellent stopovers en route and these can be found on the Club Motorhome Website.
The Ardnamurchan Peninsular & Loch Sunart - Argyll and Bute Scotland
By - Spinner
Ardnamurchan is a word that doesn’t readily slip off the tongue. However, for those of you that follow the Shipping Forecast you will recognise the name as part of the BBC Inshore Waters Bulletin, Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point.
‘Situated on the stunning West Coast of Scotland, Ardnamurchan is a long, narrow peninsula along the shores of Loch Sunart and includes the most westerly tip of the British Mainland’.
Not my words, but the words from the Ardnamurchan regional website. Having discovered such a beautiful place the selfish gene kicks in and instinct tells us, ‘keep it a secret’!
Crossing Loch Linnhe
To get to Ardnamurchan from the south you take the A82. At Bunree, ten miles before you reach Fort William, catch the Corran Ferry that crosses Loch Linnhe. Crossing the Loch gives you the sense that you are leaving the mainland, catch it on a good day, or a bad one and the view will inspire!
Leave the ferry, turn left and take the A861 (it’s the only road) that hugs the shoreline of the Linnhe to Inversandi. A few miles on and the hills rise up both sides and fold around you. At this point you may well feel like Bilbo Baggins on a journey into Middle Earth, to the land of Ardgour, Moidart and Morvern where the Clan Maclean and Maclaine, famous for their honour, strength and courage, battled for the Jacobite cause.
Thanks Dave<br /><br />Yes plenty of good fishing with the benefit of the campsite and slipway on the waters edge.<br />Just Google fishing Loch Sunart and see what comes up.<br /><br />Plenty like this http://corkwing.co.uk/?page_id=737<br /><br />Spinner......
First class post, makes me want set off now ! <br />I try to fit in sea or freshwater fishing when I can on our travels, did you notice anybody fishing<br />Along your journey.<br />Thanks again<br />Dave....
Hi Travelmoores<br /><br />Thanks<br /><br />If you stay at Resipole say hello to Gary & Anne for me if they are still looking after the site<br /><br />Enjoy your trip...
Not a travel guide (there are plenty of those already), more a brief guide for motorhomers who want to visit and explore some of ‘Real Spain’
Just a few short years ago Spain was very sparse in terms of official motorhome parking (Aires), or Areas de Servicio para Autocaravanas as the Spanish call them. In the last few years there have been huge improvements in the numbers of these places becoming available to us motorhomers.
Enlightened provincial and regional authorities have set up municipal areas which are often free and many private entrepreneurs have set up private businesses which are commonly referred to as Camper Parks. Together these have increased the stopover locations by hundreds!
As you can see our stopovers cover most of Europe and are constantly being added to. With member input we're just adding some in Ireland.
We may have just what you need!
All are easily searchable by using our Search for Stopovers facility - try it out!
Chapel Hill, Tintern, Monmouthshire NP16 6TE
The Google Map will give you a guide to what it's like. The GPS details are accurate and the summary information below is believed to be correct - please let us know if you find otherwise, thank you.
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The car park referred is owned by Cadw which has parking restrictions and has nothing to do with pub. The Anchor Pub car park is on the left as you approach pub next to a free tourist car park both opposite abbey. Staying in the tourist car park is easy as there are no lane markings. So if touring t......
Have stopped here myself and they also have a large field and used to be ok for a rally...